Originally Posted by Nemowork
The book itself is well researched and the characters are mostly historically accurate although Flashman and some of the others are fictional.
Read the authors notes in the last section, Frazer was one of the top historical researchers of his era although he used it mostly for fun not serious publication, his in depth notes would make even top rank historians envious.
He has a liking for the scandalous and trivial facts so if someone mentions the price of onions, the latest politcal scandal or a historical fact you can't believe is real you can bet your last dollar its not only real but he's got the historical sources to back it up.
On the march isnt vintage Flashman buts its competent, the Great game, at the charge and lady are far better.
Yep, I must agree with Nemo
There are alot of hitorical characters represented in the Flashman series. I think the main character, although fictional, was based on the memoirs of a person also nicknamed "flashman" though.